Product code: 73020731
A squirrel bending over to crack open a nut is an image that can be seen frequently throughout the historical production of nutcrackers; lending inspiration to this piece by Andrea Branzi.
Andrea Branzi is a Florence-born architect, designer and critic for magazines such as Domus, Interni, Casabella and Modo. One of the founders of the Domus Academy, Branzi is a member of the EEC Commission for the promotion of the European design.
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Alessi draws inspiration from Italian industrial culture to create unique, contemporary products. Collaborating with over 500 designers around the globe, Alessi believes that “a true work of design must be able to move people, to convey feelings, to trigger memories…”
Born in Granerolo, Verbania, in 1916, Carlo Alessi studied technical design at the OMAR institute in Novara. At an early age, he worked in the metal workshop set up by his father, Giovanni, in 1921. In the fifties, he became managing director of the company, introducing a new international dimension, which he developed by working with external designers. He remained president of Alessi until 2009, when he passed away.
Alessi is now a B Corp, a company which strives to maximise the positive impact they have on their employees, the communities in which they operate and the environment, by using the business as a force for regeneration and sustainability.More from Alessi
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